The '''United States Conference of Mayors''', sometimes incorrectly referred to as the '''United States Council of Mayors''', is the official non-partisan
organization for cities with populations of 30,000 or more. The cities are each represented by their mayor
or other chief elected official. The organization arose from the shadows of the Great Depression
and coalesced under Herbert Hoover
until its original charter
was signed at the Mayflower Hotel
on the eve of the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The organization sets policy as the collective voice of municipalities and their leaders. Committees and task forces develop policies that the entire body votes on before sending their resolutions to elected leaders in Washington. They also undertake studies on issues related to their special interests and fund grants and awards to incent execution of their ideals. The group has continuously evaluated the landscape of public...